San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

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The San Diego Padres will be taking on their in-state adversary San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The matchup will get going at 4:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports San Diego to catch the game.

San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Odds

San Diego (+155) is the underdog to San Francisco (-165) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 8.5 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). The games runline odds sit at -140 for betting the Padres +1.5 runs and +120 for the Giants -1.5.

The Padres are 35-43 SU and are 38-39 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 1.0 units for moneyline gamblers and 11.8 units ATS. San Diego has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 38-39 SU and 43-33 ATS. The team has gained 6.0 units for moneyline bettors and 8.6 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Giants games have had an over/under record of 39-35-2 so far in 2018. San Diego has an over/under record of 35-40-2.

The right-handed Jordan Lyles is the projected starter for the visiting Padres. Lyles (2-4, 4.46 ERA) has racked up 56 strikeouts in 66.2 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against San Francisco this year.

The Giants will send lefty Andrew Suarez (2-4, 4.70 ERA) to the mound. Suarez has 57 punchouts and 12 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.23. Suarez is 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 2.57 ERA in one start against San Diego this year.

San Francisco’s pitchers have given up 4.5 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have a 4.41 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.72 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.6 K/9. In 38 games against divisional opponents, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.99 and the bullpens ERA is 3.47.

San Francisco’s hitters are putting up 4.1 runs per outing, including 3.8 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .239/.320/.371 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen have led the Giants offense this year. Crawford is slashing .305/.359/.477 with eight home runs, 32 RBIs and 31 runs scored, while McCutchen’s line is .263/.348/.435 with eight homers, 34 RBIs and 42 runs.

In the other dugout, San Diego’s pitching staff allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.67 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 8.00 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.35, along with a K/9 of 9.37.

Padres hitters have slashed .233/.299/.369 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game this season, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

San Diego’s offensive production has been powered by first baseman Eric Hosmer and left fielder Jose Pirela. Hosmer is slashing .279/.353/.453 with nine home runs, 35 RBIs and 35 runs scored, while Pirela (.267/.316/.349) is up to one homers, 24 RBIs and 41 runs scored.

The Padres have lost 3.5 units and are 9-14 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 13 of those games, as opposed to 10 that’ve gone under against lefties. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 4.1 units and are 27-20 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 21 of those games, as opposed to 24 which went under the total.

San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • San Diego has tallied 11 extra-base hits over its last five outings. San Francisco has 14 XBH over its last five.
  • San Diego has recorded 19.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.4 over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit four home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit nine over their last 10.